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    Feb 2003
    Houston, Texas

    The 7mm Geramo......Going to Shoot It Tomorrow.

    This is basically a 6.5 X 55 necked up to 7mm and Ackley Improved. We start with Lapua 6.5 x 55, which is excellent brass.

    Geramo Villarreal had this reamer ground a while back, so Geramo, Ed Bernabeo, and I have chambered up Rifles to shoot it. I got all of the chambers identicle so we can use Edís loading dies, as mine are on backorder. We are heading to Walker County in the morning to see what we can do. We have a good selection of bullets, powder including Reloader 16, 4831sc, Reloader 25 and H1000.

    The case has a .313 neck and a freebore to handle 160 through 180 grn bullets.

    I make the case the same way I make my 30 BR cases. I took an old 6.5 X 55 barrel, drilled just enough out to accept a 7mm pilot, and chambered it for the 7mm Geramo. When you fire a loaded 6.5 x 55 round in the barrel, out comes a fully formed case ready for neck turning.

    I bought a new 1.250 straight 7mm Krieger blank off of a fellow shooter on Accurate Shooters Classifieds. I put it on my Bat M in a Shehane Stock. The barrel finished at 32 inches. I put a weight system in the back to kinda balance the thing out. Bix &Andy trigger, Valdada 36x scope.

    Her are a couple of pictures. The parent case, fireformed, and neck turned to .013 thick.

    Just a fun gun.
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    Last edited by jackie schmidt; 05-30-2020 at 08:28 PM.

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